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Mastering Autodesk® Inventor® 2012 and Autodesk® Inventor LT™ 2012 by Curtis Waguespack

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Troubleshooting Failures with the End-of-Part Marker

Once in a while, even the most skilled design engineer experiences a modeling or design failure. The part may be supplied by a customer or coworker who has not practiced sound modeling techniques, or you may have to drastically modify a base feature in a part you designed. These kinds of edits change a base feature to the point that dependent features cannot solve, and a cascade of errors can occur. Knowing how to fix these errors can save you hours of work.

One of the best ways to troubleshoot a part and determine exactly how the part was originally modeled is to use the end-of-part (EOP) marker to step through the creation process. In the Model browser, drag the end-of-part marker to a location ...

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